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Otters squash: Koel, Jannia make final in girls U-19 category

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106   //    22 Aug 2018, 18:13 IST

Mumbai, Aug 22 (PTI) Unseeded players Koel Shankar and Jannia Singh defeated higher-ranked players to reach the Girls U-19 finals of the Otters Club Open Squash Tournament here today.

The two players have had a dream run in the tournament beating some of the best players to make the finals.

In the first semi-final, Koel Shankar defeated Tanaya Parakh6-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-1, 11-8.

In the other semi final match, giant-killer Jannia Singh defeated higher ranked Amira Singh 9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-4, 12-10.

Meanwhile, in the Men's category 20-year-old Velavan Senthilkumar shocked the players and fans alike by defeating the India No.10 Abhishek Agarwal 11-5, 12-10, 11-8 to reach the finals.

Meanwhile, Abhishek Pradhan sailed through to the finals defeating Ranjit Singh 11-7, 11-7, 11-6.

Results: Men's Semi-Finals

Abhishek Pradhan [1] bt Ranjit Singh [3/4] 11-7 11-7 11-6; Velavan Senthilkumar [3] bt Abhishek Agarwal [2]11-5 12-10 11-8

Girls U-19 Semi Finals

Koel Shankar bt Tanaya M Parakh [3] 6-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-1, 11-8; Jannia Singh bt Amira Singh [5/8]9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-4, 12-10.

Womens Semi-Finals

Urwashi Joshi [1] bt Mayuri Namasivayam [5/8]11-7 11-3 11-5; Akanksha Salunkhe - Sachika Balvani [2] Retired

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